Blooming students out on the town
Linda. Klemmenson, a local business woman from Blooming Prairie crafted and developed a program for local Blooming Prairie youth and the day became an instant favorite among students. The Junior Entrepreneurial Program took Kim Lea’s second-grade students to the City Center on Nov. 16 where they met leaders of the community and learned more about how their city functions.
City police chief, Greg Skillestad met with the students in a scenario where they were all cookie factory workers, and during a grueling day at the factory, a fire suddenly appeared and began to get out of control. Students were then asked to think about and respond to what would happen if such an emergency would actually take place.
As students answered questions and came up with solutions to the problem, they got a chance to meet with fire fighter Jared Brown and Gold Cross ambulance members Nick Nelson and Nola Wradislavsky.
Mayor H. Peterson then met the students and explained things about his job as mayor and how taxes are important to a community like Blooming Prairie. Student learned how to pay taxes with their “Blooming Prairie Bucks” that they were given as wages for being cookie factory workers.
Becky Noble and the BP Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event which also included a tour of the City Center.